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Enjoy the view in Upper Austria

Natura 2000 area "Bird reserve Upper Danube valley"

Kirchberg ob der Donau, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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The bird reserve Oberes Donautal is one of the most important habitats for endangered birds such as the black stork, eagle owl or the wasp buzzard.

The 924 ha big European bird reserve "Oberes Donau- und Aschachtal" consists of two totally different parts: The Danube valley with its steep slopes between the border near Passau and Aschach and the ravines of the small river Aschach between Waizenkirchen and Hartkirchen.

The landscape of the bird reserve is formed by ravine forests and rocky slopes. In the flat hillsides dry and wet slope and ravine forests, oaks and beech trees move to mixed forests.

Besides, heaps of rubble and impressive rock formations can be found near the Schlögener Schlinge.

Some rare fish species live in this part of the Danube. Birds that are protected by the reserve are the black stork, the wasp buzzard, the eagle owl and other ones.


591 m

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Natura 2000 area "Bird reserve Upper Danube valley"
Kirchberg 5
4131 Kirchberg ob der Donau

Phone +43 7282 4601 - 11

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Gemeindeamt Kirchberg ob der Donau
Kirchberg 5
4131 Kirchberg ob der Donau


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